Power efficient uplink scheduling in SC-FDMA: benchmarking by column generation
2015 (English)In: Optimization and Engineering, ISSN 1389-4420, E-ISSN 1573-2924, 1-31 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of printText
We study resource allocation in cellular systems and consider the problem of finding a power efficient scheduling in an uplink single carrier frequency division multiple access system. Due to the discrete nature of this problem and its computational difficulty, particularly in a real-time setting, the use of suboptimal algorithms is common practice. We aim at an effective way of gauging the performance of suboptimal algorithms by finding tight bounds on the global optimum. Toward this end, we first provide a basic integer linear programming formulation. Then we propose a significantly stronger column-oriented formulation and a corresponding column generation method, as well as an enhanced column generation scheme. The latter extends the first scheme through the inclusion of a stabilization technique, an approximate column generation principle, and a tailored heuristic that is embedded in the column generation scheme to find high-quality though not necessarily global optimal solutions. The computational evaluation demonstrates that compared with a poor performance by the integer linear programming formulation, the column generation method can produce near-optimal schedules that enable a sharp bounding interval. The enhanced column generation method significantly sharpens the bounding interval. Hence the column generation approach serves well for the purpose of benchmarking results for large-scale instances.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer-Verlag New York, 2015. 1-31 p.
Localized SC-FDMA, Stabilized column generation, Power minimization, Integer linear programming, Uplink scheduling, Matheuristic
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-127355DOI: 10.1007/s11081-015-9304-zOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-127355DiVA: diva2:922125